Meditation for Modern Life

Are you interested in meditation but worried you won’t be able to do it? Have you tried to meditate but couldn’t stop thinking? Did you download an app and then never use it?

Do you just want to feel better?
You’re in the right place.

About Us

We’re Jillian Lavender and Michael Miller, founders of London Meditation Centre. We can teach you Vedic Meditation in a way that fits with your busy life.

We’re experienced (we’ve been meditating for decades and have taught thousands of people). Our approach is practical (you’re not going to get lots of ooby-gooby). We live normal lives (we’re parents and we’ve worked real jobs.)

More about us

 

How to Learn

Step 1

Come along to a Free
Introductory Talk

 An hour-long session.
What we teach. Why it works.
(You won’t be bored.)

Step 2

join a basic
meditation course

Four sessions over four days.
You’re meditating the very first day.
Changes happen straight away.

Corporate Programmes

We offer seminars on stress, creativity and wellness.
We also teach meditation courses for teams and private courses for executives.

 

Contact Us

More productive and less anxious

“Overall, I am more productive in both my home and work life. I feel more in control rather than constantly worried.”

—Peter, President of Global Sales

Stress levels down

“I feel noticeably calmer and have more focus. I’ve told all my friends about meditation and will continue to do so.”

—Tina, Project Manager

Authentic and expert teachers

Jillian and Michael both have a warm, genuine humility and an unwavering authenticity, combined with their expertise and mastery of this beautiful practice.

—Lee, Headteacher

Immediate results

“Meditation worked immediately for me, after the 4-day course I felt already less anxious.”

—Pauline, Finance Assistant

No more insomnia

“My insomnia is cured: I sleep well and I feel calmer and happier than before.”

—James, Novelist and Academic

Meditation changed my life

“I have no doubt I would be on anti-depressants and spending a fortune on therapy had I not discovered this technique.”

—Joanna, Advertising

Great teachers

“I thought Jillian and Michael were both brilliant. Approachable, welcoming, passionate and down-to-earth.”

—Katia, Former CEO and mother of two

Ongoing support

“The group sessions are a fantastic way to keep inspired and to meet others who have discovered the wonders of daily meditation.”

—Martin, Company Director

Better than an app

“This has been so much more interesting than listening to Headspace or similar audio apps. I can’t recommend these guys highly enough!”

—Eugene, Student

For Meditators

Once you’ve learned Vedic Meditation you get free ongoing support. And there are lots of ways to stay plugged in and learn more advanced knowledge.

Join us on Saturday 11 July for the next in our #C Join us on Saturday 11 July for the next in our #ConsciousConversations series ~ Racial Justice & Meditation.

This episode will discuss the lack of diversity in our community, and in the wellness industry generally. We'll examine how structural racism creates barriers to social justice, and challenge ourselves to look at how we can transform the world for the better.

We'll be joined by two of our colleagues, Faviana Campbell and @LightWatkins. Faviana is a Brooklyn-based Vedic Meditation teacher and community builder. Light is Vedic Meditation teacher, speaker and author.

The 90 minute webinar will include a live Q&A. Proceeds will go to the Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org, working to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality in the US; and the WIN organisation @winnyc_org, providing family shelter and supportive housing in New York City.

OPEN TO ALL ~ please spread the word to meditators and non-meditators alike. Link in bio.

#racialjustice #vedicmeditation #meditationteacher #antiracism #antiracismresources #wellnessindustry #diversity #socialjustice
Please join Jillian and Michael for our weekly onl Please join Jillian and Michael for our weekly online Group Meditation at 6pm today.

If you’re unable to join us live, you can access the recordings afterwards (we've emailed all students details of these).

These sessions are open to all who have learned Vedic Meditation or TM.

Don’t forget to show us where you’re meditating this evening #MeMeditating
'I just wanted to say a big thank you for the supp 'I just wanted to say a big thank you for the support that you are continuing to provide even during such a difficult time. I've been feeling pretty anxious but meditation has been a great anchor to hold onto and is providing a lot of much-needed comfort.'
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Thanks to everyone whose been tuning into our online group meditations, webinars and workshops in recent weeks. It's been wonderful to connect remotely with our students and help them use this time to refine and deepen their meditation practice.
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LAST CALL for today's online Rounding workshop at 3pm (see previous post for details). We hope you can join us!
According to Ayurveda, the ancient science of natu According to Ayurveda, the ancient science of natural health, the core principle of living well is to stay in balance. When things heat up outside, we must find ways to cool down – mentally, emotionally and physically. Small adjustments to your usual routine can make a big difference, so here are a couple of Jillian's recommendations.
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💦 Exercise with a splash

If you’re working out, do it at the time of the day when nature is most cool. Early morning is best - second best is early evening. Going for a run in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest is going to aggravate Pitta. Light exercise is recommended such as yoga, tai chi, walking and best of all, swimming.
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🤸‍♀️Make time to play

Balance the intensity of the heat with less intensity in your work (if possible). When Pitta is out of balance we tend to be driven, demanding, impatient and we overdo it. That in turn creates more imbalance. So build time into your day for fun.
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🧘🏽‍♀️Turn down the temperature of the mind

As is the mind, so is the body. The most powerful way to calm down the mind and body is to make time for twice-daily meditation. Listening to some beautiful music, walking in nature or practising some conscious breathing will also soothe your soul. #Jillianstoptips
"I'd been meditating off and on for my whole life "I'd been meditating off and on for my whole life but felt ready to commit to a more disciplined practice, and Vedic meditation seemed like the answer.  Since learning to meditate, I feel more decisive and have greater clarity about my purpose. And I have greater access to letting things go and letting in greater amounts of joy and connection."
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Some beautiful words from our student, Michelle, who's been meditating for 5 months.
'Meditation creates a natural, endogenous response 'Meditation creates a natural, endogenous response in your physiology, so rather than ‘fight-or-flight’, it activates the biochemistry of ‘stay-in-play’. Dopamine and serotonin are released, - the opposite of the cortisol and epinephrine produced by your adrenal glands.'
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This week Jillian talked to @formnutrition about the science behind Vedic Meditation and its ability to reconnect us to the present moment, particularly in times of uncertainty. She also suggested some first steps non-meditators can take to alleviate stress until the time comes when they can attend a meditation course in-person. Have a read ~ link in bio.

#vedicmeditation #learntomeditate #meditation #mentalhealth #stress #lockdown #scienceofmeditation
Today is #WorldMeditationDay We'd like to take th Today is #WorldMeditationDay

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful community of meditators around the world. Thank you for enabling us to preserve and share this ancient knowledge. Jai Guru Dev.

#VedicMeditation
#MeMeditating
It's Wednesday ~ grab a shady spot at 6pm and join It's Wednesday ~ grab a shady spot at 6pm and join us for our weekly online Group Meditation.

If you’re unable to join us live, you can access the recordings afterwards (we've emailed all students details of these). These sessions are open to all who have learned Vedic Meditation or TM.

We look forward to connecting later. #IsolationMeditation
"The day I turned 27 I took a course to learn Vedi "The day I turned 27 I took a course to learn Vedic Meditation course. It was the perfect birthday present to myself. You might think 40 minutes every day is a long time, but because it improves your sense of priority, you actually gain time, as you find yourself being more productive when you meditate.

I'm far from perfect with my practice. Sometimes I skip a meditation and, oh boy, do I feel it throughout my day. But I am learning to surrender and trust the process. All of that being said, I am such a better me when I meditate.''
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Our lovely student Alice reflects on life as a meditator.
Last week Jillian joined her student @sophiedearyo Last week Jillian joined her student @sophiedearyoga on her #MoveAndInspire podcast.🎙Sophie learned to meditate last year and wanted to share some of the transformative benefits with her listeners.

This episode is a great one to send to any not-yet-meditating friends, as Jillian explains where Vedic Meditation comes from, the science behind it and why it isn't all 'brown rice and sandals.' They also discuss the impact meditation can have on sharpening  intuition, boosting self-worth and improving relationships. Link in bio to listen. 💫